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Surf Photography in the Digital Age

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Panel Discussion Moderated by Cate Brown

Friday, July 22, 6:00-7:30 pm

Surf historians believe the first photograph of surfers was in 1890 on the Big Island of Hawaii and since then the camera lens hasn’t shifted its focus from capturing an otherwise fleeting moment. Over a hundred and thirty years later, photographers are still inspired to shoot an image that will not only display a surfer’s particular style, but also act as a historical document of a certain time and place. With a lack of print media in the current digital age, the bulk of surf documentation happens on an iPhone, on a 2 ½ inch square format, and viewed for an estimated 7 seconds. How has this shift affected the way we interact with photography?

Join moderator Cate Brown on July 22, where she and a group of photographers will be presenting selections of their portfolio on a large screen and then discussing their work and topics pertaining to a rapidly shifting field.

Photographers: Coming soon!

About Cate Brown:

Outdoor Lifestyle Photographer inspired by the coastal living experience, specializing in content creation for commercial clientele in yacht, sail, surf, and swim. As a nimble production, I work with a combination of natural light and strong composition to bring vibrance, clarity, and unfiltered authenticity to imagery exploring life outdoors and by the sea.



July 22
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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